Disability services

Changes to the Disability services during the COVID-19 situation

Disability Services isn’t currently taking face to face appointments. Some of the information on this page will not apply to you during this period.

Details on SC4’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation are available at sc4.edu/coronavirus.

Things may feel out of control right now.  You may be facing a lot of unknowns and disruptions. Try to be patient with yourself, your classmates, and your instructors during this time. Take care of your wellbeing first.  Making a plan and adjusting your study may help you feel even a little sense of control.

Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology, text-to-speech learning tool and, is available to All SC4 students, including the “Read the Web” extensions for Chrome and Firefox. Students can self-register for a license.

Questions about Disability Resources

Q: Can I register for disability services in the AC if I have not already?

Yes. We understand that some students with disabilities may have elected to not register their disability previously with the AC and may wish to do so at this time. To begin, please contact the AC Disability Coordinator Anne McPherson.

For Students Currently Registered with Disability Resources

Q: With the switch to all-virtual instruction, I anticipate barriers related to disability and would like to request new accommodations. What are my next steps?

Please contact Anne McPherson or schedule an appointment with her, see the button below.

Q: What happens now that exams are online? How do I get extended time for an online exam due to a disability?  

The AC will not be proctoring exams while the college’s instruction remains online only.

Please communicate with your instructors to discuss your exam accommodations in their courses. 

  • Some instructors may opt for alternative assessments (e.g., essays, untimed exams) that would not require exam accommodations. 
  • If your instructor is creating online timed exams, please notify your instructor if you will need extended time. Instructors are responsible for setting up extended testing time in Canvas or other online management systems. The AC is available to instructors and students to consult about unique circumstances via email contact.

Q: Will I continue to receive my approved accommodations if my course is now online?

Yes. Students approved for accommodations through the AC will continue to receive their accommodations. At times, however, specific accommodations may not transition equitably to an online format. Contact the AC Disability Coordinator if you have questions related to a specific accommodation.

Q: What do I do if I am having difficulty fully accessing materials online? Can I update my accommodations?

Yes. Accommodations arranged for seated courses may not be applicable or compatible with instruction occurring in an online environment. Students having difficulty accessing course content due to the change in format should contact the Disability Coordinator for additional support and/or to request additional accommodations.


Disability services

Located in the Achievement Center, SC4 Disability Services provides support and resources for students with or without a documented disability. Students do not need to have documentation of a disability to discuss strategies for college success with the coordinator of academic success and disability resources. Incoming students who would like to meet with the coordinator should make an appointment as early as possible in their first semester or during the enrollment process. Failure to register a disability with the office in a timely manner will lead to delays in receiving services.

Available accommodations

SC4 is committed to providing equitable and inclusive learning environments. We offer many accommodations for students who provide supporting documentation of a disability. These range from accommodations in the classroom to computer software and adaptive devices.

Please contact the Achievement Center to discuss a range of options for removing barriers in your courses.

Make an appointment

The SC4 campus is closed to students and the general public through May 8, 2020. At this time we are not taking face to face appointments, but you can schedule an online appointment.

NCCSD Clearinghouse and Resource Library

Mental health crises know no season or semester. The National Center for College Students with Disabilities has a helpful crisis resources page.

Contact information and hours

Achievement Center
Room B100, College Center
810-989-5759
ac@sc4.edu
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 

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